Thursday, October 24, 2013

That old green-eyed monster....

Funny how even after you've successfully given birth, you still have those old, ugly infertility feelings.  I heard two pregnancy announcements this week and I'm so jealous!!  In one case, the friend experienced 10 years of infertility and never thought she would have children (she chose not to undergo any treatment).  She had her son a few months before mine was born, now is expecting #2.  The other friend is on her third!  Of course I am happy for them and would never begrudge them their happiness, but I still have that creeping jealousy.  It's still hard for me to believe that people can get pregnant, just like that. 

I got my meds for the upcoming cycle this week.  It's somewhat surreal that I'm about to go through all this again!

Monday, October 21, 2013

IVF #2, coming soon..

We're in the final stages of preparation for IVF #2.  We're doing it with great reluctance, because we were really hopeful for a natural BFP this time.  Alas, it was not to be.  The meds are on their way, bloodwork and testing is almost done, so it will be "all systems go" in about 3 weeks.  This time, I'm doing a Ganirelix / Menopur protocol rather than the old Lupron / BCP lead-up cycle.  That is fine with me, it means less meds and a shorter cycle.  This doc also only does 3-day transfers.  At first, I was a little skeptical.  Then I remembered that I did two 5-day transfers with no success, so I guess I'm OK with it.  If this IVF and its resulting embryos don't result in a pregnancy, then we are done.  We are very happy with our little guy, we were just hoping to complete our family with a sibling.  Wish me luck!